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13th Nov '16 10:16:16 AM dlchen145
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* There have been times in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' when this was the case. Often, a pony would [[FurryReminder lean forward, snort, and paw the ground with a forehoof]] just before opening a can of kickflank.
8th Nov '16 8:46:52 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': During the Future Trunks Saga, Gowasu goes to Future Trunks' timeline to [[spoiler: try to reason with Goku Black and Future Zamasu and give them a LastSecondChance to redeem themselves by using the Super Dragon Balls to fix the damage they've done. Instead, Goku Black and Future Zamasu, after revealing that they destroyed the Super Dragon Balls once they had their own wishes granted, try to blow Gowasu up, and he's only saved by Goku and Vegeta's intervention.]]
9th Oct '16 11:44:28 AM azul120
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Fights are dramatic. There's no question about that. That's why most action-based series will [[CuttingTheKnot inevitably end with a fight.]] After all, what fun is it if TheHero and the BigBad resolve their differences with an [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath armistice, a few kind words and a handshake]]? Even the most idealistic of {{All Loving Hero}}es will have to [[DefeatMeansFriendship beat the evil out of them]] first before they can SaveTheVillain.

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Fights are dramatic. There's no question about that. That's why most action-based series will [[CuttingTheKnot inevitably end with a fight.]] After all, what fun is it if TheHero and the BigBad resolve their differences with an [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath [[ToWinWithoutFighting armistice, a few kind words and a handshake]]? Even the most idealistic of {{All Loving Hero}}es will have to [[DefeatMeansFriendship beat the evil out of them]] first before they can SaveTheVillain.
9th Oct '16 8:21:28 AM Gitman
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* Deconstructed in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''. Is violence ''really'' the only option? At first glance, it seems that it is: Yeerks are stealing bodies by force and the kids have to stop them. But as the kids learn, Yeerks need bodies to properly live, and it's possible for the Yeerk and the host to have a symbiotic relationship. The problem is most hosts would resist infestation, which ''necessitates'' taking hosts by force. Cassie often tries to convince Yeerks that symbiotism is the best solution -- and it works sometimes.

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* Deconstructed in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''. ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''.
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Is violence ''really'' the only option? At first glance, it seems that it is: Yeerks are stealing bodies by force and the kids have to stop them. But as the kids learn, Yeerks need bodies to properly live, and it's possible for the Yeerk and the host to have a symbiotic relationship. The problem is most hosts would resist infestation, which ''necessitates'' taking hosts by force. Cassie often tries to convince Yeerks that symbiotism is the best solution -- and it works sometimes.sometimes.
** For a straight usage of the trope, there is one book where the Animorphs need to retrieve a tiny PlotCoupon from a heavily guarded enemy base. The room where the device is stored is pitch dark and spiderwebbed with alarm tripwires, so they morph bats to navigate it. But once they make it to the device, they realize one of them will have to hold it in their mouth to escape, which will disable their echolocation and make navigation impossible. So they decide to switch to their battle morphs for a fighting escape, instead of trying to carry the thing out with their feet.
2nd Oct '16 7:33:22 PM nombretomado
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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and many jokes cracked about it in ''EndlessFrontier''. Many people question the morality of your party due to how quick they are to violence.
* This can be ''averted'' in most battles in ''FinalFantasyTactics'' with the Mediator. In fact, running through the game with a party made purely of Mediators will often lead to convincing the ENTIRE enemy force to defect to your side! When playing such a PacifistRun, the only enemies which cannot be defeated in this fashion are, of course, the Story-relevant characters opposed to the hero.

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and many jokes cracked about it in ''EndlessFrontier''.''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier''. Many people question the morality of your party due to how quick they are to violence.
* This can be ''averted'' in most battles in ''FinalFantasyTactics'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' with the Mediator. In fact, running through the game with a party made purely of Mediators will often lead to convincing the ENTIRE enemy force to defect to your side! When playing such a PacifistRun, the only enemies which cannot be defeated in this fashion are, of course, the Story-relevant characters opposed to the hero.
25th Sep '16 5:58:33 AM morane
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* Averted by both [[BigBookOfWar Sun Tzu and Clausewitz]]. Neither of them see war and violence as self-importance but rather extension of politics, and both see bloodless victory better than one gained by violence.
15th Sep '16 10:46:57 PM benda
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** [[UsefulNotes/NevilleChamberlain PM Chamberlain's]] determined effort to make "Peace for our time" through diplomatic means. [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII It didn't work,]] although his efforts did at least buy a little time to rearm the British military. Chamberlain was backed by the French President Daladier and both of them assumed that Hitler could be negotiated with, that he had the best interests of Germany at hand and that he could relate to everyone's desire to avoid another World War. Hitler was in fact deceitful and manipulative and really did believe WarIsGlorious.

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** [[UsefulNotes/NevilleChamberlain PM Chamberlain's]] determined effort to make "Peace for our time" through diplomatic means. [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII It didn't work,]] although his efforts did at least buy a little time to rearm the British military. Chamberlain was backed by the French President PM Daladier and both of them assumed that Hitler could be negotiated with, that he had the best interests of Germany at hand and that he could relate to everyone's desire to avoid another World War. Hitler was in fact deceitful and manipulative and really did believe WarIsGlorious.
13th Aug '16 6:27:55 AM Verum
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[[quoteright:350:[[WesternAnimation/MegasXLR http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/savetheworldbutton.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:That button with the smiley [[UnscrupulousHero seems pretty convincing]].]]
11th Aug '16 4:18:38 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** In the neutral route, [[spoiler:Asgore destroys the Mercy button as soon as battle starts, forcing you to fight him.]]
12th Jul '16 2:27:42 PM TheNewBig
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* For ComicBook/ThePunisher, violence is the only way he knows how to solve anything. Of course, the main problem he's usually trying to solve is "too many criminals are still sucking oxygen".
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